Situated in the heart of buzzing Brick Lane is the ‘Katsute100’, a contemporary Japanese tea room. The word Katsute represents nostalgia, history, moments in time... ‘Once’. From the moment I entered this pretty little cafe, I felt the calm. They call their cafes an oasis of Zen calm and I couldn’t agree more.
We loved how the interior was done in wood and all the beautiful miniature decorations at the storefront. You cannot say that you’re in a busy street once you get inside this cute cafe. The walls were so pretty covered in floral wallpaper. There were some separated booths which gives a bit of privacy from the rest of the cafe. It’s ideal if you are on a date with that special someone or having a relaxing time with your friends. This cafe got plenty of seating, making it a perfect hangout spot. Let’s talk about the most important thing, the food. What we had, Matcha Crepe Cake £5.85 Black Sesame souffle cheesecake £5.45 Mont Blanc Tart £5.85 Ichigo Daifuku £3.65 Sakura Mochi £3.25 Being a big mochi fan my favourite was the sakura mochi. It is a cherry blossom flavoured dessert made with pink coloured glutinous rice filled with red bean and wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom leaf. It was perfectly sweet. And we were given some cherry blossom tea, which went perfectly with the mochi. Do try the cherry blossom tea when you visit Katsute100 because it’s so pretty and perfect for the gram. The Cherry Blossom made me feel like I’m in Japan on a spring evening. Matcha crepe cake is one of their signature cakes. It tasted so fresh and the layers were so thin and soft. It was packed with matcha flavour and the cream gave it the perfect sweetness making it less bitter. This was my friends' favourite. If you’re a matcha fan you must try this. Ichigo Daifuku was a matcha flavoured mochi filled with red bean paste and in the middle, there was a fresh strawberry. It tasted but bitter but the strawberry gave it a refreshing tanginess. Mont Blanc tart had delicious crust and had a yummy crunch from the walnuts. It wasn’t too sweet but perfect if you’re having a cup of coffee. Black sesame cheesecake souffle was fluffy and had a subtle taste of black sesame. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful cafe in the morning time as they run out of cakes quickly since it’s a popular cafe. If you want to see more pictures and videos of this amazing place please visit my Instagram @ishiscandis. Last but not least, I need to mention that the service provided by the waiting staff was superb and exceptional. I am so glad that I got this amazing experience thanks to Hype Experiences and Katsute100. Make sure to visit them if you want to taste authentic Japanese cakes and teas in town while getting some amazing pictures for the gram.